For Immediate Release
Several Exelon Utility employees recognized by Electric Power Research Institute
PHILADELPHIA (February 17, 2017) – PECO’s Mike Trzaska, principle Regulatory and Rates specialist, was recently honored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) with the Technology Transfer Award for his work in advancing Electric Vehicle (EV) awareness and support at PECO. The Technology Transfer Award is given annually to utility employees who have explored and implemented innovative technologies on behalf of their company and the industry.
Trzaska received the award for applying EPRI methodologies and standards in the initiation of an employee EV education and adoption program, demonstrating PECO’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. Because of Trzaska’s efforts, PECO installed EV charging capability for 37 employee parking spaces at various company buildings across southeastern Pennsylvania and the company’s headquarters in Philadelphia. As part of the adoption program, Trzaska conducted employee information sessions and administered a survey to assess the awareness and current use of EVs among employees.
“We are working every day to advance smart energy initiatives for our customers and for our employees,” said Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO. “This award demonstrates our continued commitment to alternative fuel vehicles and our efforts to support industry-wide progress and sustainability.”
The award was presented during EPRI’s Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) awards dinner in Huntington Beach, CA on February 14.
“The 2016 Technology Transfer Award winners have taken EPRI R&D to new levels in order to shape a sustainable energy system,” said Arshad Mansoor, senior vice president of R&D at EPRI. “Working in a collaborative environment, their advancements benefit their utility and the entire industry because we all have a stake in power system transformation.”
Trzaska joins Barbara Gonzalez of Exelon sister utility, Pepco in Washington, D.C., who also was honored for her efforts with electric vehicles, along with several other employees from BGE, in Baltimore, ComEd, in Chicago, and Pepco.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company’s 2,500 dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6 million electric and more than 516,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.3 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 8,700 local jobs and producing $732 million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the environment. EPRI's members represent approximately 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to more than 30 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, NC; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.
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